In 2014 the Library of Congress issued an RFQ for a BIBFRAME "search and display" system to highlight BIBFRAME. Aaron Schmidt of Influx Library User Interface Design and Jeremy Nelson were awarded the contract with the Library of Congress that with the additional of Mike Stabile, resulted in BIBCAT - a BIBFRAME Catalog - a lightweight catalog web application that uses the backend BIBFRAME Datastore.
The Catalog Pull Platform is the research effort by Jeremy Nelson and KnowledgeLinks to develop a flexible, lightly coupled, bibliographic and semantic web suite of technology for libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations to develop small and efficient technology solutions for bibliographic and digital asset management.
Inspired by both the Lean Startup and Toyota's Lean Manufacturing, the Catalog Pull Platform moves away from trying to anticipate the needs and then "pushing" services and technology to patrons and staff, but instead identifies and responds to needs and demands for library technology by "pulling" directly from various constituencies served by libraries and cultural heritage organizations.
People are the first and most important source of library systems demand in the Catalog Pull Platform. By listening to patrons, staff, and other vested individuals we can build lightweight utilities to meet that need.
Institutions are the second source of pull for the Catalog Pull Platform as both internal and external groups hold libraries accountable for implicit and explicit outcomes.
To function as first-class citizens in the networked information environment, the library's primary website and catalog must be easily found Google, Facebook, and other third parties.
By publishing their institution's organizational knowledge and collections as Linked Data and providing open APIs for use by other people and institutions, library systems function as critical asset.
Following the Lean Startup practice of build-measure-learn software development iterations, we are on the first iteration for BIBCAT 2.0 using BIBFRAME 2.0 as one of the core vocabularies.
The biggest promise of linked-data is in potential improvements to library work-flows while enhancing the accessibility and discoverablity of the library resources and services.
Also, the development of institutional knowledge graphs for managing and asserting statements about your local authorities such as people, concepts, etc.